Editorial Policies

Focus and Scope

International Multilingual Journal of Language Art (LA) is an open access and double blind peer reviewed journal published in Iran. The main objective of LA is to provide a platform for the international scholars, academicians and researchers to share the contemporary thoughts in the fields of linguistics and languages and to know what is going on in other languages.

LA aims to promote interdisciplinary studies in linguistics and languages and thus become the leading international journal in linguistics and languages in the world.

We think to "a situation in future where the language is neither ‘one’ nor ‘many’ but both at the same time". We believe that "English may simplify because it is spreading. But it is spreading because it is expressive and useful. Most of the world’s languages would love to have the problems that English has". And in future languages will have more similar words that means they will be more similar to each other than today.

LA publishes original papers and review papers in the Linguistic fields of: 

Anthropological Linguistics
Applied Linguistics
Cognitive Science
Computational Linguistics
Discipline of Linguistics
Discourse Analysis
Forensic Linguistics
General Linguistics
Genetic Classification
Historical Linguistics
History of Linguistics
Language Acquisition
Ling & Literature
Linguistic Theories
Philosophy of Language
Text/Corpus Linguistics

The journal is published in both print and online.



Section Policies


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Peer Review Process

LA uses double blind peer reviewed system: the reviewers' identities remain anonymous to authors, and the reviewers can not see authors' identities. And journal have a policy of screening for plagiarism before sending articles to reviewers; so just article which has 82% originality or more than it can send to reviewers.

Peer Review / Responsibility for the Reviewers

As an editor or a reviewer you are requested to find out about the originality of the manuscript you are urged to review. Therefore, it is recommended that you also see the Author Guidelines and Polices page to see which points authors should take into consideration prior to submission of their papers for the publication.

Although reviewed articles are treated confidentially, reviewers’ judgments should be objective. Reviewers should have no conflict of interest with respect to the research, the authors and/or the research funders, and reviewers should point out relevant published work which is not yet cited. 

Editorial Responsibilities

Editors have complete responsibility and authority to reject/accept an article. Editors should have no conflict of interest with respect to articles they reject/accept, only accept a paper when reasonably certain, when errors are found, promote publication of correction or retraction,  and preserve anonymity of reviewers.


Publication Frequency

It is a quarterly journal will be published in (February, May, August, November)


Open Access Policy

This journal provides immediate open access to its content on the principle that making research freely available to the public supports a greater global exchange of knowledge.



This journal utilizes the LOCKSS system to create a distributed archiving system among participating libraries and permits those libraries to create permanent archives of the journal for purposes of preservation and restoration. More...

The journal also utilizes the National Library of Iran and Institute for Humanities and Cultural Studies (ihcs) to distribute and archive the journal contents among participating libraries, authors, and readers and permits them to create permanent archives of the journal for purposes of preservation and restoration. 

In addition, authors are allowed and suggested to archive the final published version of their articles in any open access repositories.



This journal has been indexed and abstracted in the following databases;

Google scholar

Linguist list,      


Research Bib      


The University of Illinois        









Under evaluation:
Thomson Reuters    
SJIF 2016                 


Article Processing Charges

There is No charge for electronic version and also there are no submission charges. Just as option for whom they are interested to get Hard copy, A minimal fee is applied to cover the printing, packaging, handling, and postal delivery of the journal volume. It depends to author's location and how far is it from Shiraz (Iran).


Complaints Policy

This procedure applies to complaints about the policies, procedures, or actions of the LA’s editorial staff. We welcome complaints as they provide an opportunity and a spur for improvement, and we aim to respond quickly, courteously, and constructively.  Please write your complaint with journal title, vol. no., issue no., paper ID, paper title, page no. 

Our definition of a complaint is as follows:

  • The complainant defines his or her expression of unhappiness as a complaint.
  • We infer that the complainant is not simply disagreeing with a decision we have made or something we have published (which happens every day) but thinks that there has been a failure of process - for example, a long delay or a rude response - or a severe misjudgment.
  • The complaint must be about something that is within the responsibility of the Journal of Language Art - content or process.

Journal of Language Art are aware of the complaints stated below:

  1. Authorship complaints
  2. Plagiarism complaints
  3. Multiple, duplicate, concurrent publication/Simultaneous submission
  4. Research results misappropriation
  5. Allegations of research errors and fraud
  6. Research standards violations
  7. Undisclosed conflicts of interest
  8. Reviewer bias or competitive harmful acts by reviewers

Policy for Handling Complaints 
If the Journal receives a complaint that any contribution to the Journal infringes intellectual property rights or contains material inaccuracies, libelous materials or otherwise unlawful materials, the Journal will investigate the complaint. Investigation may include a request that the parties involved substantiate their claims. The Journal will make a good faith determination whether to remove the allegedly wrongful material. A decision not to remove material should represent the Journal's belief that the complaint is without sufficient foundation, or if well‐founded, that a legal defense or exemption may apply, such as truthfulness of a statement in the case of libel. Journal should document its investigation and decision. We strive to ensure that Journal of Language Art is of the highest quality and is free from errors. However, we accept that occasionally mistakes might happen.

Editorial Complaints Policy
The Managing Editor and staff of Journal of Language Art will make every endeavor to put matters right as soon as possible in the most appropriate way, offering right of reply where necessary. As far as possible, we will investigate complaints in a blame-free manner, looking to see how systems can be improved to prevent mistakes occurring.

Guiding Principles

Our general approach to complaints is that they are a rare but inevitable part of a process that involves putting together complex material at great speed. We accept that we make mistakes and try to treat all complaints with urgency, however small. We believe that timely solutions can prevent problems escalating. All substantial errors and complaints are referred to senior executives within the editorial staff as a matter of course.
The procedure outlined below aims to be fair to those making complaints and those complained about. All complaints will be acknowledged (within three working days if by email). If possible a definitive response will be made within two weeks. If this is not possible an interim response will be given within two weeks. Interim responses will be provided until the complaint is finally resolved. If the complainant remains unhappy, complaints should be escalated to the editor, whose decision is final.

How to Make a Complaint

Complaints about editorial content should be made as soon as possible after publication, preferably in writing by email to: journalhz@gmail.com. You can also use Telegram to talk with us on @Mahdimb1 and ask to speak to the consulting editor of the journal you wish to complain about. 

((Although we are not yet a member of COPE but in publication ethics we respect and follow COPE rules.))